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Outdoor Kitchens: The Ultimate Playground For Any Backyard Cook

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Too many of us the back yard has become an important place to live, play, cook, and dine. Here are some ideas for designing and outfitting the ultimate outdoor kitchen, including one as beautiful as the Kalamazoo kitchen featured above.

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Designing Your Outdoor Kitchen, Q&A With An Expert

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Meathead

The outdoor kitchen and dining room are great ways to increase the size of your house. Here are things to conder when designing and planning an outdoor kitchen.

What To Install In Your Outdoor Kitchen

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Meathead

Here's an overview of what you want to look at before building an outdoor kitchen.

Building Your Own Grill Or Smoker

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Meathead

Here's tips and links to help the do it yourself build a grill or smoker.
this item is for members only

Designing Your Outdoor Kitchen, Q&A With An Expert

By:

Meathead

The outdoor kitchen and dining room are great ways to increase the size of your house. Here are things to conder when designing and planning an outdoor kitchen.

What To Install In Your Outdoor Kitchen

By:

Meathead

Here's an overview of what you want to look at before building an outdoor kitchen.

Building Your Own Grill Or Smoker

By:

Meathead

Here's tips and links to help the do it yourself build a grill or smoker.

Published On: 5/15/2019 Last Modified: 12/29/2021

 

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Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

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Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

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Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

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The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted


Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone


GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

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Groundbreaking Hybrid Thermometer!

Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

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Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

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Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Grills Trek smoker

Green Mountain Grills Trek smoker

Green Mountain’s portable Trek Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it’s also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Trek from your smart phone or laptop.

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